In planning the 2019 Temperature Controlled Logistics conference, we conducted detailed surveys and research with over 50 senior supply chain and logistics experts from big and small pharmaceutical companies, as well as from consumer industries.
The main question we were looking to answer was: What is the main factor that defines a cost effective, secure, and GDP compliant temperature controlled supply chain that experiences minimal temperature excursions? The overarching answer was clear: Planning. Strengthen your end-to-end supply chain planning, and your temperature controlled logistics will be easier, cheaper, and better.
In recognition of this fact, TCL 2019 took you on a journey from the beginning of your supply chain, to the very end. Our three separate streams looked at:
- Pre-Transportation Planning
- Transportation Execution
- Last Mile and Post-Distribution
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Ahead of his participation in the Temperature Controlled Logistics Summit 2019, Pharma IQ spoke exclusively to Saddam Huq, Global QA Senior Manager, Distribution & Cold Chain, GSK Vaccines about temperature excursions on a global scale and managing the risks associated with different regions, freight types and the challenges of data management.
The future of the pharma logistics sector will be characterised by solutions that are software driven rather than hardware driven. In this article, with insights from Amy Shortman, Founder and CEO of ASC Associates Ltd we will explore how the latest technologies will affect the sector, including:
• How new technologies will bridge communication between all parties and stakeholders in the supply chain
• What real time and predictive software systems mean for temperature excursion management
• How IoT and blockchain will shape a touchless, wireless, and secure logistics operation offering an ‘immutable level of traceability’ for products